There are good indicators that Thompson might need to make that call comparatively quickly. Kenan, on which he performs a TV anchor and widower elevating his two children, premiered to sturdy rankings final week, turning into the No. 2 new sequence debut for the 2020—2021 season with 4 million viewers. Young Rock, Kenan’s lead-in, is No. 1.
“How can you lose, piggybacking with The Rock?” Thompson quips. “That guy can carry anybody.”
Truth be instructed, Thompson does not want anyone to hold him. He’s probably the most beloved Saturday Night Live solid members, and earlier than that, he was a beloved star of All That, Kenan and Kel and Good Burger. He’s been entertaining in entrance of a stay viewers for many years, and the one-cam, no-viewers comedy required for Kenan is one thing new for him.
“It was a bit of an adjustment to try to be OK with knowing that we have what we were looking for somewhere in one of the shots. You gotta believe in the editing room a little bit and let it go, which is really hard,” he says. “We’re doing it in silence. The crew is chuckling, but they’re not really allowed to laugh out loud. We’re kind of going on instinct.”